2 Samuel 12:16
Modern Translations
New International Version
David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and spent the nights lying in sackcloth on the ground.

New Living Translation
David begged God to spare the child. He went without food and lay all night on the bare ground.

English Standard Version
David therefore sought God on behalf of the child. And David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground.

Berean Study Bible
David pleaded with God for the boy. He fasted and went into his house and spent the night lying in sackcloth on the ground.

New American Standard Bible
David therefore pleaded with God for the child; and David fasted and went and lay all night on the ground.

NASB 1995
David therefore inquired of God for the child; and David fasted and went and lay all night on the ground.

NASB 1977
David therefore inquired of God for the child; and David fasted and went and lay all night on the ground.

Amplified Bible
David therefore appealed to God for the child [to be healed]; and David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground.

Christian Standard Bible
David pleaded with God for the boy. He fasted, went home, and spent the night lying on the ground.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David pleaded with God for the boy. He fasted, went home, and spent the night lying on the ground.

Contemporary English Version
So David went without eating to show his sorrow, and he begged God to make the boy well. David would not sleep on his bed, but spent each night lying on the floor.

Good News Translation
David prayed to God that the child would get well. He refused to eat anything, and every night he went into his room and spent the night lying on the floor.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David pleaded with God for the child; he fasted and lay on the ground all night.

International Standard Version
David begged God on behalf of the youngster. He fasted, went inside, and spent the night lying on the ground.

NET Bible
Then David prayed to God for the child and fasted. He would even go and spend the night lying on the ground.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

New King James Version
David therefore pleaded with God for the child, and David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground.

King James 2000 Bible
David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

New Heart English Bible
Then David sought from God on behalf of the child. And David fasted, and went in and lay all night on the ground.

World English Bible
David therefore begged God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth.

American King James Version
David therefore sought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth.

American Standard Version
David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

A Faithful Version
And David prayed to God for the child. Then David fasted and went in and lay all night upon the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
And David besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth.

English Revised Version
David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Dauid therefore besought God for the childe, and fasted and went in, and lay all night vpon the earth.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Dauid therefore besought God for the childe, and fasted, and went in, & laye all night vpon the earth.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
And Dauid besoughte God for the childe, and fasted, and wente in, and laie all nighte vpon the earth.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
and David seeks God for the youth, and David keeps a fast, and has gone in and lodged, and lain on the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
and David seeketh God for the youth, and David keepeth a fast, and hath gone in and lodged, and lain on the earth.

Smith's Literal Translation
And David will seek God for the boy, and fast a fast; and he came and passed the night and lay upon the earth.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And David besought the Lord for the child: and David kept a fast, and going in by himself lay upon the ground.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And David begged the Lord on behalf of the little one. And David fasted strictly, and entering alone, he lay upon the ground.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And David begged from God for the sake of the boy, and David fasted a fast and spent the night in it and he lay on the ground

Lamsa Bible
David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and as often as he went in, he lay all night upon the earth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David enquired of God concerning the child, and David fasted, and went in and lay all night upon the ground.








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